Upper Iowa University grad wins last chance award at national PBL contest
Fayette, Iowa (July 14, 2006) – Although Tricia Pugh graduated this spring from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, she was still entitled to attend the 2006 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. last month. Pugh placed tenth overall in the computer applications competition, one of only four students from Iowa who placed in the national competitive events this year.
PBL is the college division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, an association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The organization's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. During the National Leadership Conference, members and advisers participated in business-related and leadership development workshops, toured business and corporate facilities, elected national officers, and participated in national competitive events.
“My husband, Andy, and I were co-presidents of PBL this year at Upper Iowa,” said Pugh. “And since we are official members until July, it gave us eligibility to compete.”
Also attending from Upper Iowa were Garett Kuehl and Andy Pugh, along with Lynn Isvik, UIU associate professor of business and chapter advisor. Isvik was recognized as the Iowa outstanding advisor of the year during the conference and received a $100 honorarium for the award, which was sponsored by Wal-Mart.
“Lynn so deserves her award because of her dedication to her students and PBL,” said Pugh. “I am looking forward to joining the organization as a professional division member now that I’ve graduated.”
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally -- at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Vancouver. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for traditional and non-traditional students of all ages. To learn more about Upper Iowa University, its degree programs, locations and renowned scholars, please visit us at www.uiu.edu.
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Upper Iowa University graduate Tricia Pugh attended the 2006 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Nashville, Tenn. last month. Pugh was among 1,800 students attending from across the nation, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. She placed tenth overall in the computer applications competition.
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